We have a celebration this week, plus
five new articles
, including interviews, gear, and tutorials. But, as usual, let's start with the news.
announced a new extension panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. "The extension gives you access to the entire Motion Array library of templates, presets, stock video, royalty free music, and much more. You can use unlimited [Motion Array] products directly within your favorite Adobe applications like Premiere Pro and After Effects."
[Motion Array website]
A free trial is available.
is the new frontier in editing as more of the editorial workflow extends to teams. A couple of weeks ago, the folks at
contacted me about how their review and collaboration tool,
, was used for
Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings
, and other major motion pictures. I thought it would be interesting to interview Cospective's CEO,
, about how
is used today. You'll find this in my Articles section, below.
In other news, while Apple has not announced the date - yet - for the release of
, it will be arriving very soon. The challenge for media folks is to avoid upgrading too early! Last week, Hollywood was virtually shut down due to a bad update to Google Chrome. Who knew a web browser would crash an Avid editing system? This week, my lead story is a
about macOS Catalina. This
a great operating system, but it
great the day it's released. If you are thinking of upgrading, you need to read this.
Here's the link
My other articles look at different ways to
from Premiere and Final Cut, as well as a guest article on creating a custom camera rig to
shoot 6K media
using the new Blackmagic Design 6K Pocket Cinema Camera. The pictures alone are worth the article!
OH! And the celebration? I began writing this newsletter in January, 2004. Yesterday, as I was working on this week's issue, I wrote my 2,000 tutorial! I sat there, looking at the number and said: "Wow! That's a lot." You'll find tutorials and product reviews in my
, while commentaries are in my
. Use the menus at the top of each page to filter through 15 years worth of work.
What impresses me even more is that I still enjoy writing and sharing ideas with you. And I have some VERY exciting news to announce next week - a sneak peek at a
free service we've been working on all summer. Can't wait to tell you about it. Until next week,